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History[edit | edit source]

The first permanent European settlement in Virginia was Jamestown in 1607. These settlers were called the Virginia Company of London, and in 1609 received a charter. In 1624, the Virginia Company was dissolved when it became a royal colony. French Huguenot and German settlers arrived in Virginia by the mid-18th century. Virginia was one of the originial 13 colonies of the United States.[1]

Earliest Church Records Earliest Land Records Earliest Court Records Earliest Newspapers
1646 1619 1608 1736

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Manuscript Collections[edit | edit source]

  • The William Blathwayt Papers at Colonial Williamsburg, 1661-1772, (Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1989, film 1843294). The original papers in this collections are located at the PRO in Kew, Surrey, England.

Military Records[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 475. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998